Thursday, August 24, 2006

Long live Pluto!

The God of the Dead is Dead[1]. After 76 years as a planet, Pluto has been demoted.

Given that it takes the "drawf planet" 248.5 earth-years to make one circle of the sun. It has only been a full planet for about one-fourth of a year - one season?! So, alas! Now it will be the long winter of its discontent [2].

[1] Plu·to
  1. Roman Mythology. The god of the dead and the ruler of the underworld.
  2. The ninth and usually farthest planet from the sun, having a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 248.5 years, 4.4 billion kilometers (2.8 billion miles) distant at perihelion and 7.4 billion kilometers (4.6 billion miles) at aphelion, and a diameter less than half that of Earth.

[2]the Unfinished, sent before his time into this breathing world, scarce half made up - bit would work nicely, too.

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